Friday, May 27, 2016

Houston Legal Links 5/27/2016

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Briles Fired, Starr Reassigned in Baylor Shakeup; Advocates push for easy release for inmates charged with minor offenses (Chron subsc); Federal Judge Allows Plaintiff to Sue Officers After He Was Detained for Videoing a Police Station (Texas Lawyer); Prosecutor Grant wins Montgomery County judgeship (Chron subsc); Texas AG Shopped Transgender Policy to Second School District; Texas vs. the Feds: A New Look at the Lawsuits; Analysis: An Expense to Texas Taxpayers That Carries No Explanation; Taxable Value Of Oil Wells Plummet But Houston Firm Questions If It’s Still Too High; Two arrested after squatting in doctor’s house in southeast Houston; Inspectors check out complaints against these gas stations; City makes it faster for residents to seek speed bumps; Metro Wants To Ease Rail Security Concerns After Northside Murder; Dallas law firm adds Houston partner, expands office; Criticism Continues About Why Horses Had to Swim For Their Lives When Cypress Trails Flooded Again; Tonya Couch indicted on charges of hindering apprehension, money laundering; As El Paso Sees Surge of Cuban Migrants, Calls for Policy Shift Grow Louder; Exxon Mobil shareholders set to vote on climate change resolutions & Majors vie for Qatar offshore oil field operation.

For the water cooler: More midsize firms use lateral recruiting to hire nonlawyer managers; Lawyer resigns from well-known law firm after he is charged with money laundering conspiracy; FBI introduces Iris, a Labrador retriever trained to sniff out digital devices; Misdemeanor defendant is charged with felony for allegedly spitting on judge; A law firm structure that avoids lawyer layoffs; ‘Guccifer’ takes plea in hacking case; feds said he accessed personal accounts of political figures; Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur admits he financed Hulk Hogan’s Gawker suit; Learn About Craft Beer Law And More At The West Coast Academy For Private Practice; Lawyer is charged with stealing $587K from estate of deceased ‘kung fu’ judge; Clyde & Co. to acquire 18-lawyer Miami firm, seeks to be top US insurance coverage shop; Suspended Philadelphia judge pleads guilty to lying to FBI about small-claims case; This law school sent the most grads into full-time, long-term legal jobs; Chief justice says he backs consensus, even if it means putting off issues for a later day; Law prof sees Title IX ‘collision course’ in federal directives on bathrooms and sexual violence; Man is charged in death of law prof Dan Markel; case is reportedly investigated as murder for hire & Fewer than 1% of arrestees in Chicago see a lawyer while in police custody.

Curated by Texas Bar Today. Follow us on Twitter @texasbartoday.

from Texas Bar Today
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